We make musical engagement opportunities accessible anywhere at anytime.
This means that if your loved one is having a bad day, you can immediately use music to create moments of connection and joy.
A Memory Disco is a multi-sensory musical experience specifically designed for the needs of dementia care and consists of two components: Silent Disco Technology & Our Musical Engagement Program.
These two components combine to create moments of joy, remembrance, and connection for those impacted by dementia.
A silent disco is an experience where an unlimited amount of headphones are connected to one transmitter, allowing each participant to listen to the same music at the same time.
Using silent disco technology helps us overcome 3 main hurdles to maximizing music engagement:
Dementia rapidly reduces the attention span of a person, making it difficult for them to focus and engage with music.
The use of headphones automatically engages all of each participant's available attention span, maximizing engagement.
A decline in hearing ability is common amongst the aging population and accelerated by dementia, limiting engagement.
Each headphone has its own adjustable volume.
Alternatives such as bringing in live music are often hard and expensive to consistently bring to our loved ones.
Using technology to fill this gap, a silent disco can bring engaging musical experiences into any space, at any time, by anyone.
While silent disco technology allows music to become a tool for dementia care, our Musical Engagement Program maximizes the power this tool can have.
About our program:
Combines numerous well-researched strategies for improving mood, cognition, & behavior into a single music-based activity
Designed with the help of leading neurologists in dementia care
In practice for over 8 years
Promote active listening
Create multi-sensory, engaging experiences
Improve mood and behavior
Break down communication barrier to improve connection
In a Community Memory Disco, participants sit in a circle with silent disco headphones and maracas in their hands. As the residents sing, dance, or shake their maracas to the tune of popular songs, they interact with each other, caregivers, and visitors through music.
Q: How many headphones can be used at once?
A: An infinite amount! The only limiting factor is the number of headphones you purchase.
Q: How far can the headphones be from the transmitter?
A: Headphones can connect to a transmitter with a radius of 900 feet.
Q: What is the battery life of the equipment?
A: Both the headphones and the transmitter have a battery life of 10-12 hours.
Q: What music should I play?
A: Our Memory Disco Package includes an Online Engagement Platform. This includes dozens of premade playlists which are accessible on Apple Music, Spotify, and Youtube. These playlists are organized by decade, genre, activities, and more.
Q: How can I integrate Memory Discos into daily activities.
A: Our Memory Disco Package includes over a dozen activity guides. These activity guides include step by step instructions on how to incorporate multi-sensory musical experiences into everyday settings. Example activities include Karaoke Memory Discos, Meal-time Memory Discos, and De-escalation/Calming Memory Discos.